A friend of mine contacted me a couple months ago about making a pretty cake for her friend's baby shower, and of course I couldn't refuse! We decided on a 6-inch pink ombre rose cake, where the inside would be pink ombre layers as well. So I used my favorite vanilla cake recipe from Sweetapolita, and divided the batter into thirds. One was colored a deep pink, the second a soft pink, and the third I left white.
Once the cake layers were baked and cooled, I made a small batch of freshly whipped cream for the filling. Then I began assembling my cake - dark pink cake layer on the bottom, whipped cream, soft pink layer in the middle, more whipped cream, and then topped it with the white cake layer. Then I whipped up a batch of cream cheese buttercream, and did a quick crumb coat over the entire cake.
I divided the remaining frosting into thirds and colored them to match the cake layers. And then I was ready to start piping my roses!
This is one of my favorite cakes to make, as you can tell from all the past rose cakes that I've made - see links for my lavender rose cake, white rose cake with red velvet and cheesecake inside, orange pumpkin rose cake, and purple ombre rose cake - all done following this awesome tutorial from I Am Baker!
I hope the guest of honor liked her cake!!!